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Astronaut Photography Benefiting The Planet 0

ESA – 18 Feb 2019 – When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures.

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Space junk: Harpoon Tested to Clean Up Space 0

BBC – 17 February 2019 – New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk. A harpoon was fired at a target in orbit to demonstrate

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Six Very Expensive Ways to Get to Space

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 29 January 2019  – Whenever I see companies like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin claim that they’re getting closer to sending tourists to space, I always roll my

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House Spending Bill Fires Warning Shot at James Webb

SPACE NEWS – 18 January 2019 – WASHINGTON — A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but

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Winning Ideas For 3D Printing on the Moon

ESA – 23 January 2019 – While studying lunar base concepts ESA ran a competition, asking: what would you 3D print on the Moon, to make it feel like home? Responses

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Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard Rocket System Flies for 10th Time

BBC – 23 January 2019 – US billionaire Jeff Bezos has put up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas again, carrying a suite of Nasa experiments to an altitude

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ExoMars Software Passes ESA Driving Test

ESA – 17 January 2019 – Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA’s ‘Mars Yard’. ESA’s ExoMars rover

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NASA to Name Astronauts Assigned to First Boeing, SpaceX Flights

(NASA) – NASA will announce on Friday, Aug. 3, the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and

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NASA’s Plans to End the ISS Could Put its Mars Missions in Danger

(NEW SCIENTIST) 31 July 2018, By Leah Crane – The International Space Station (ISS) is barrelling towards its expiry date, and NASA isn’t ready. Federal funding of the ISS might

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Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

(NASA) – 21 June, 2018.  NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.  “Peggy Whitson is

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